Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Speak fluently.

Understanding a language is more than simply knowing how to translate; it requires an immersion in its culture and history.

We offer a wide variety of courses that incorporate literature, linguistics, and culture into the study of the German language. In addition to working interactively with their faculty mentors and each other, we strongly encourage students to study abroad.

The Curriculum

You will hone your ability in German conversation and composition while studying German grammar, literature, and film. German is spoken predominately in all upper division courses. To further enhance your studies, you can spend a semester or academic year in Germany or Austria through Cal Lutheran’s Study Abroad program.

The Professors

Your Future

Cal Lutheran German graduates have regularly found careers in education, government, business, and even the clergy. These include jobs as teachers, government agents, translators, banking administrators, international businessmen and businesswomen, interpreters and travel agents. When combined with business studies, a degree in German provides graduates with even broader career opportunities.

of our students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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